About the Editors

Richard J. Frances, MD, is Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine and Director of Public and Professional Education at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut. He is also in private practice in New York City. Dr. Frances was former President and Medical Director at Silver Hill Hospital; was founding president of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry; and helped found and chaired the Council of Addiction Psychiatry for the American Psychiatric Association. He is the author of several hundred articles and several books, and is on numerous editorial boards of journals. Dr. Frances frequently lectures on addiction psychiatry and has appeared numerous times as a guest on Court TV.

Sheldon I. Miller, MD, is the Lizzie Oilman Professor of Psychiatry and former Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University. During his career, he has served on many boards and committees of many national and local organizations. Dr. Miller has authored or coauthored over 60 scientific articles, chapters, and books. He is Editor-inChief of the American Journal on Addictions and was a founder of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Miller is on the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Council for Oraduate Medical Education and the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He also currently serves as Vice Chair of the American Psychiatric Association's Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning.

Avram H. Mack, MD, is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and of Cornell University

Medical College. Dr. Mack has extensive experience in organized medicine and psychiatry. His other areas of interest in psychiatry have included development, the psychiatric presentation of medical disorders, and the history of psychiatric classification. As a child and forensic psychiatrist, he has treated or evaluated individuals with addictions in many different settings, including general inpatient, outpatient, correctional, juvenile justice, and community. Dr. Mack has lectured to medical groups, bar associations, patient groups, and other mental health professionals as well.

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